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    November 26, 2012
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are a state agency and our vision is a beautiful and accessible coast line and i think this project really epitomizes what we're trying to achieve in our vision. the passage of park bonds at the state level most recently proposition 84 in 2006 has allowed projects like this to take place around the state, in the city, in the bay area, and along the coast of california, and it allows local organizations and agencies to leverage their local funds, and make those funds go even further through the application of state bond dollars. the conservancy had a great interest for a long time in improving wildlife habitat and public access to the san francisco bay here in southeast san francisco. we partnered with the bay trail, the port of san francisco, literacy for environmental
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justice, and many other organizations and agencies to develop the heron's head park, to build the heron's head eco center, and now to plan and construct the bike path and this really grand entrance to heron's head. it's completed a really critical gap in the san francisco bay trail which is a regional trail that circles the entire san francisco bay. it's about 300 miles of it are done of a planned 500-mile loop. for this project really fits perfectly with our vision to improve access to the san francisco bay and to the california coast, to restore wetland throughout the state and complete the trail in the bay area and i want to thank a few individuals. lara thompson and
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maureen gaffny at the san francisco bay trail. [applause] and anne buell at the coastal conservancy and those that work with the port of san francisco. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. i mean as we have said there are a number of partners that were necessary to get together to make this happen. the bi-directional bike way as part of the blue green project as we mentioned and it's an important connection from the bay view community to the heron's head park, and to 3rd street and to the gateway park that we will be building next. hopefully we will start that in
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about a year or so. a key player in making that by way happen was mta. they were involved in every step of the process from design to funding to construction, and i want to introduce damon curtis a senior manager with mta who is representing them. [applause] >> thank you and good morning. i think i just got a promotion but that's great. on behalf of my colleague at the mta. in particular our director ed risin and those in the street division and my boss on liveable streets and thank you for coming and i appreciate in talking about the importance of the bicycle facility that you see behind you. before i begin i want to acknowledge the cargo bike way manager who is sitting back
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there. [applause] so i would like to start and i am proud to start by reiterating the fact this is the first -- san francisco's first physically separated two way bike facility so that is a very big thing. it's something to be proud of and i think it deserves a round of applause. [applause] but in addition to being novel it also includes some innovative design features. we have acwaited bicycle signals along the corridor and guiding cyclists at one of the big intersections down there. so as many people have stated the importance of this project -- it can't be under stated. it closes a gap in the bike network, provides a connection for the southeastern neighborhoods, the trail here at heron's head park, connects them
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with the 3rd street corridor and illinois street and it's also a great example, as has been mentioned, of a great partnership between mta and our partners at the port and rec and park and dpw. so i would like to close really by saying really that our experience here locally as well as a lot of research has been done both in the u.s. and throughout the world has shown that building bike facilities like this, ones that are connected and ones that are convenient and for people of all ages and abilities is important to increase bike mode share and that will help ensure the goal of having 20% trips by bike by the year 2020 so thank you very
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much. [applause] (train horn). >> the port manages the seven and a half miles of waterfront, and for planning purposes the area is divided into a number of subareas. we are in the southern waterfront sub area and within each subarea we have a number of stakeholders but we always have an advisory committee that we work closely with, so the southern waterfront advisory committee has played a key role in the creation and development of a blue green way project, and has been an active participant in supporter of these two developments, the expansion of heron's head and the bike way on cargo way and i want to introduce the long time chair of the southern
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waterfront advisory committee, karen pierce. [applause] >> good morning. today is my day off. i didn't expect to be speaking, and so i came ready to hang out at the park, but i'm telling you that because there's been a theme going here and on my way over to the park i was thinking the same thing about team work and partnership. okay. the piece that hasn't been really emphasized this morning except by the train going back and forth is that this is the part of the park that is a working maritime port and it's important to keep this part of the port that way. so the waterfront committee made up mostly of residents of bay view hunter's point and the surrounding area and port tenants. they provide blue
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collar jobs for many people in san francisco. if we don't have this waterfront working as a maritime waterfront we would lose those jobs and we would lose a significant piece of the diversity that we all celebrate so i just wanted to point out to you that i don't know if they made sure that the trains were moving back and forth this morning, but when i saw the train out there, i almost jumped for joy. so my thoughts on the way over here were really about the fact that in 1997 or so if you came out here to this area for community residents this was an eye sore. it was an old dump. for the port it was a headache and eye sore because it was a dump and literacy for environment brought a group of their students out to check out
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what was going on at the power plant and those young people came out here and saw a park and a wetlands and they went back and they said "we want to work with the port to clean that up because we want to learn how to build a wetlands" and what you see today is the vision of those young people that was supported by community members, the tenants on the port, the industrial activity on the port, as well as the port, and all of the other city agencies that were required for this happen, so i want us to really celebrate partnership. there are many times when we're at each other's throats. every everybody who is a city employee around here knows that i am really happy to let lose and complain and criticize. all of that is part
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of making sure that what we wind up with is the best for the city and this is an example of that. we worked hard. we fought with the bike coalition because we want to make sure whatever bike path went down cargo way, cargo way okay was going to make sure cargo could go down cargo way safely. we worked hard with everybody who wants to come on this port and work here to make sure that they understand they have to be a good neighbor because they are part of this community, and the port is part of this community as far as i know, and i do quite a bit of environmental justice work and work with a lot of organizations around the country that are focused on port activities because port activities have a huge impact on health whenever
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-- wherever they r as far as i know this is the only port known as a good neighbor and i want us to celebrate that fact and you can't do that unless you're working together[applause] >> finally we wanted to highlight an example of the variety of activities that happen at the eco center. there is a chip called the alma that was constructed in 1891 and managed by the national park service and recently sailed back to the hunter's point area where it was originally constructed. there is an all day celebration that is happening at the eco center today to acknowledge that history, and that celebration is being sponsored by a number of
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entities and i will just mention them. the california historical society and the stanford university and others and i wanted to invite someone up to speak on behalf of stanford university and the celebration of the alma. [applause] >> welcome folks. it gives me great pleasure. i have the honor of serving as the executive director in 2007 and pleaded to introduce you to this area. the alma came by just now and john was going to announce the project and year of the bay with america's cup as well as the opening of the bay bridge and lots of other interesting
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things happening. we actually want to have a ferry terminal here in the basin so we can have taxis to outside areas and may our visions come true, and i wanted to share you with as was point out and california historical society and other partners have come together so we have the whole day at the ego center and we welcome you to come check it out. it's a beautiful building and off the grid. we have our own wastewater treatment inside. we will have tours of the boat and in the basin and walk along the trail and get on to the location so with that i thank you and the board is going to go back. we have been trying to get youth on board so if any young people want to get on the boast . -- boat and you're welcome and it leaves at
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4:00 o'clock and congratulations to everyone. thanks. >> thank you. with that we are ending this part of the program but i would like to invite you to join the mayor for the envailing of the sane for this new project. >> on three, two, one -- [applause] >> all right congratulations.
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rec and park. a great way to get out and play. >> for more information, >> good morning everyone. thank you very much for coming. i am jennifer mats. i am the mayor's director of work force development and i welcome you here today for an unprecedented jobs announcement between golden state golden state warriors and community advocates here in san francisco. without further adieu i would like to introduce our mayor ed lee. >> thank you jennifer. good morning everyone. today is a pretty good announcement of another milestone that we have
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reached with the golden state warriors but before i say that i want to continue thanking the people who are very interested in the city of this city, the future of sports, the future of the waterfront and all the neighborhoods that we know that are continuing to want to have a great positive economic future for the city and also create jobs at the same time. supervisor david chiu is here and he and i have talked quite a few time bs this project and what it means to the city. i want to also thank supervisor john avalos and he being a very strong advocate and working together on local hire we have been able to set course and ordinance for city funded projects that i think have been leading the nation in getting local people hired. at the same
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time i also want to acknowledge supervisor jane kim whose district this arena is being planned for and hopefully constructed on. and take the quality time it takes for all the environmental aspects of this project to be put forth and i -- thank you supervisor. as you know i emphasized job creation in the city being so incredibly important for both the present and the future, and as our economy continues to
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sign signs of improvement i'm not going to forget where the jobs go and for the people in terms of hope for the city and of course working with laborers, with our construction contractors, with the labor council. tim is here together as well and mike and working with everybody we have unprecedented announcement today and 100% locally financed project close to $500 million of private investment signifying that they wish to on their volition to be working with the city to hire 25% of their construction work force with san francisco residents. [applause] this is a wonderful, wonderful
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day. and that as part of that percent goal they are opening up themselves to working with us in an enforceable obligation on this label. rick is here representing for the golden state warriors and at the same time within this goal too we're going to accommodate returning veterans from our war and pllt to be part of this effort too -- [applause] >> yes. and for me it really means putting the word and the title warriors in the golden state warriors. they are really showing their warristic ability to really penetrate things that we struggle for years to accomplish in the city and on a private development. it just shows me that the investors
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working with the golden state warriors have confidence in the city just as people working and whether the laborers or construction workers and we have confident they will continue this effort and work with the city. we hope that the feasibility of the project gets heard in very much detail. we have a high expectation because of the warrior's investment here and our beginning of this process will signal a very strong support for this fantastic arena that will be built on the waterfront, so i know harvey rose and the board of supervisors are hearing this through the finance committee today, but we also expect that they will see the numbers and the numbers are quite accurate and serious. it's a serious investment. i don't think you will see any city across this country right now where there is such a private investment of
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such confidence in a city that will present this opportunity that's rare as it is. that is why we pursued the warriors. we knew we had an entity there to help us demonstrate the things we talked about when pursuing them, local hire, jobs for people, vendors respective of our small businesses, a waterfront design sensitive to the views and the environment that we want to have, and a great, great addition to our economy in the city for years and years to come, so it is with great pride that we make this announcement because many of the people in this room are looking for that opportunity from all walks of life, from every community in san francisco they see this as a city wide projected, not just on the waterfront. it's everybody's future. everybody has to be heard and i know that even this
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weekend there was a telephonic ability to talk to people online and the telephone. there were over 4,000 people that engaged themselves with a conversation and the warriors and about what this project meant. it's incredible. i also want to give a shout out to the port and i know monique is here and they're working hard with our team and continuing this ongoing dialogue and we will have more announcements to make. right now this is just the beginning of this project but it's a great beginning because usually when people talks about jobs and who gets to work on the project and i know supervisor avalos we have been through that and in the publicly funded projects they wait until the end to say whether they can do anything, but with people's help we are
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doing this at the front end of the warriors and their vision about why they came to san francisco at our invitation and what they're going to do with us in lifting up the economy, making sure people get those jobs and making sure that we do our part as well, so this 25% goal you will hear it because you ask anybody in any other part of the country whether new york, chicago, so forth you will find this to be one of the unique situations where private investors voluntarily want to do this with organized labor, with our partners in the community based organizations to say we will hold ourselves accountable to the 25% goal and get the veterans in at the same time. this is an incredible milestone. i want to celebrate it but it's a beginning of a long process and a process that i believe it have the season here in 2017
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and that's why the t shirts and the pins. this is where we're goi want to thank everybody that is here. we are on our way and it will take a while. it will take some time. we are about -- once we do the fiscal feasibility which was never required with these projects in the past. once we get past this hurdle we go into the environmental quality process and everything will be heard about the impact of communities and around the city but i think the warriors and all of us want to give you a vision of where we're going and that needs to be kept in front of us and we can't use this opportunity where we have a fantastic investment in our city. confidence is growing in our city and we will have our gollen state warriors here in 2017. thank you to everybody
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for being here today. [applause] >> well, you can't have a 25% local hire commitment and a 50% local hire apprenticeship commitment with a private public partnership without a private partner. i would like to introduce rick welts, the president of the golden state warriors. [applause] >> thank you jenn. thank you mayor. you know there is a lot of very, very big decisions that have to be made in a project of this magnitude. our ownership group would love it if the budget was only 500 million but it's going to be in excess of that but i would say the easiest decision we made in the process is the reason that we are here today. throughout this process as welcoming as everyone has been to bring the weariers back to san francisco we have heard a
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few things loud and clear and one is this has to be a good deal for san francisco as well as a great opportunity for the warriors. whether that means working closely with communities, specially the neighbors, immediately in proximity of the project, or whether it's creating acres and acres of public open space, rehabilitating what is now piers falling into san francisco bay. the message has been very clear. one thing we heard in particular from day one is the importance of san franciscans participating in the jobs and the economic development that is going to be created by this project. we're thrilled to be part of this announcement t.d we are thrilled to be part of history, the first of its kind agreement ensuring that a minimum of 25% local hire will take place on the project in the construn

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